Gabb Z1 Review & Pros And Cons

Picture of the Gabb Z1, by ZTE

- Analysis by KJ David


A kids- and senior-friendly basic Android smartphone, the Gabb Z1 offers a bevy of low-end pros and cons, one of which is its elementary 5-inch 854 x 480 (FWVGA) TFT screen , which we think underscores its entry-level specs profile.

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This ZTE-manufactured low-end model comes with a basic 5-megapixel rear-facing main camera , while an even more primitive 2-megapixel-only secondary cam sits right above its display. Note that both of its cameras flounder in comparison to those of many other 2019-released budget phones -- they usually offer 8-megapixel rear cams and at least 5-megapixel selfie cams.

The Z1's cons also include a mere 2200mAh battery capacity , which, as of this technical Phonerated review, sounds paltry, even by low-end standards. That being said, its accompanying Smart Power technology , which is tailored to extending the phone's battery life, sounds like a pro to us, seeing that we do not often get it out of sub-$100 smartphones like this one. Also, its battery pack seems adequate for its equally-low-end 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8909 processor .

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Among the Z1's perks are its 2GB RAM count and 16GB native storage memory , both of which are double what a lot of low-end phones usually offer, at 1GB and 8GB accordingly. It also offers 4G-LTE connectivity , a staple smartphone facet that some of its entry-level rivals still pass up on. Read up on the latest latest 4G-enabled phones here.

Also part of its low-budget mix of pros and cons are a plain Black finish and a Gabb-branded custom operating system, the latter being heavily based on the Android 8.1 Oreo platform. It comes with a typical dual-microphone setup and noise cancellation.

Wrapping up, the Gabb Z1, with its combination of low-end features, seems like a fitting choice for kids or simply those eying an Android phone with just the bare essentials.

** This phone is also known as: ZTE Gabb Z1


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